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Science Central

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Science Central is a non-profit focused on STEM based learning. We provide hands-on programming in an exciting mix of demonstrations and labs beamed directly to your location!

We opened on November 5, 1995 and are located in a renovated Light and Power Plant. We are the only regional science and technology center in Northeast Indiana. We are also the only NASA Educator Resource Center in Indiana.

We are open throughout the whole year and are able to provide programming during the school year as well as during the summer.

2018-2019

 

Programs by Science Central

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Body Matters

What is 7-feet tall, topped with blue hair, and has a lot of guts? Stuffee!! This over-sized doll unzips down the front and helps kids of all ages unlock learning about the digestive and respiratory systems. Let our skilled demonstrator lead your...

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Discrepant Events and Surprising Phenomena

Some things that we experience are contrary to our expectations or habits of thinking and acting. These discrepant events are often the context for inquiry, for questioning assumptions, and for making new inferences. Let our educators lead you to...

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Explore, Engineer & Experiment: The Nature of Science

This engaging lab’s focus is on process skills. Students will formulate questions, identify variables, construct a project, test and repeat with an exciting hands-on activity that challenges your students. This lab makes a great introduction to...

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It's a Mystery!: A Process Skills Investigation

Use the powers of observation, inference, and prediction, to determine what mysterious object is in the paper bag!

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Moon Phases Lab

Ever wonder what a “Blue Moon” or “First Quarter Moon” means? Students will discover the answers as they become part of a solar system, learning about the moon and its phases using Science On a Sphere.

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Plant Survivor Lab

Students will learn what seeds need to germinate and grow into healthy plants, discuss what plants are in their favorite foods, and will work in groups to sort seeds by description. Become a “Plant Detective” and investigate how you can help...

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Portal to the Public: Professional Development

Portal to the Public provides professional development to effectively communicate the Broader Impacts of your research. This program brings scientists and the public together in collaborative conversational settings.

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Science On a Sphere: Solar System Adventure

What makes up a solar system? What does it take to be classified as a planet? Is the sun a star? Students will find the answers to these questions and more as they become honorary space explorers and travel through our solar system.

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Shocking Science

Join in on a hair-raising set of static electricity-related activities that are fun for all ages! This demonstration gives students first-hand experience with some of the subtleties of static and non-static electricity, and addresses electrons...

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Telemetry: Tracking the Ocean's Animals

How do biologists track animals as they travel? Watch a great white shark make a 6,897 mile migration across the ocean and watch the movements of other ocean predators in this unique view of marine animals on Science On a Sphere.

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The Science Of Guts

In this interactive lab, students will learn the organs involved in the digestive system, understand how the parts work together to digest food, and have the opportunity to create their own diagram of guts.

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Water Falls: The Water Cycle

Water! It's one of the things that makes our planet so unique. Students will explore how evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, and runoff play a part in moving water around our planet in the water cycle. This program is built...

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What's the Matter?

Liquid nitrogen is always a smash hit, and we present this demonstration with lots of cool phenomena for the students! Younger students are exposed to concepts of very low temperatures and their effects on materials around them. Intermediate and...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Justin McAfee   ivc@sciencecentral.org
1950 N. Clinton
Fort Wayne IN 46805
2604242400418
United States

http://sciencecentral.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Science Central cover:

Mathematics
Sciences
Technology/Information Science
Problem Solving
Standards

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"This video conference gave students many new ways to think about matter. It was great for student learning."

"The students were very excited and talked about the video conference later that week."